“I don’t give two f*ucks”: Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera ready for war vs Henry Cejudo at UFC 292 amid Triple C’s Shoulder injury scare


Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera, a contender in the UFC bantamweight division was booked to face the returning Henry Cejudo at UFC 292. Recently news emerged that Triple C has sustained a partial tear on the shoulder and will potentially have to withdraw from the fight.

Such news could be extremely frustrating for Chito as a victory against the former two-division champ could put him right back in the title picture.

Marlon Vera’s Take on Bout vs Henry Cejudo

‘Chito’, who is coming off a loss via split decision to Cory Sandhagen in the main event of UFC on ESPN gave an interview recently. Speaking to Ariel Helwani of the MMA Hour, Vera said,

“On my end, it’s on. It’s signed, fighter is in shape, fighter is working, the team is nice and good. We’re good. We’re ready to go. I’m not the type that goes into the digging. I don’t give two f**ks. If he signs the contract, and he shows up on Aug. 19, epic. If not, I don’t give a f**k. Somebody else will, and it doesn’t matter if it’s him or anybody else.”

Additionally he stated, “Whoever is in front of me Aug. 19, it’s a wrap. I’m going to put their f**king lights off, and I’m motivated, I’m disciplined, and whoever comes out that day is gonna get stopped. Hopefully, it happens. I don’t know if he’s hurt. I wouldn’t talk crazy if I don’t really know what’s going on. Just you guys know on my end, it’s all done and we’re ready to go.”

Through his comments, the number sixth-ranked bantamweight contender has made clear that he is holding his end up well. It does not matter to him who he faces in August, he intends to be at his best against them.

Injury Update on Henry Cejudo

Former two-division champion Cejudo made a return to the Octagon at UFC 288, where he fought for the title against Aljamin Sterling, he came up just short and lost in a split decision. Cejudo did in fact tease a fight at UFC 292 in a YouTube video on his channel stating,

“I’m planning on fighting on the same card, there’s some big announcements coming out soon,” he said last week. “August 19th is gonna be the 15-year anniversary of when I won the Olympics. It’s a special day for me and I’m planning on being there.”

Although in the same video Triple C also stated, “I do have an injury, and I don’t even know where my injuries are coming from honestly.”

“Maybe it’s a little bit of that old age, but I do got to get my right shoulder checked up to see if, in other words there is a slight tear, you know on my right shoulder,” he continued.

Both fighters have a point to prove, coming off losses, an injury to Cejudo does put much of a dent in the hype around UFC 292, it will be interesting to see how this story unfolds. 


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